—“A while back I did a bit of research to verify if Buddhism actually increased compassion of its followers. I looked for rates of philanthropy and charity works. The only religious community which was over represented in terms of good works were the Protestants (they account for about 68% of philanthropic work globally while representing about 27% of the religious communities – that’s a god to be thankful for…. Buddhists by the way was less 2% in good works – about half of it’s representative population).”— Bill Joslin

Buddhism is ‘selfish’, and protestantism demands good works. Hence my concern that we preserve good works, but add mindfulness by other means.

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